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Press Release Published: Jan 10, 2024

Comer: We Will Not Provide Hunter Biden Special Treatment for Defying Lawful Subpoenas Because of His Last Name

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) today delivered a statement at a markup to consider a resolution and accompanying report to hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress for defying lawful subpoenas.

Chairman Comer’s remarks as prepared for delivery appear below.

Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability will consider a resolution and report recommending the House of Representatives find Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress for his refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the committee.

The House Committees on Oversight and Accountability and Judiciary issued subpoenas to Hunter Biden for a deposition to be conducted on December 13, 2023.

On December 13, Hunter Biden failed to comply with the deposition subpoenas relevant to the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry and the Committees’ oversight investigations.

Instead, Hunter Biden appeared on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol where he read a short, prepared statement without taking any questions from the media.

Our investigation has produced significant evidence suggesting President Biden knew of, participated in, and benefitted from his family cashing in on the Biden name.

Based on witness testimony, Joe Biden was the brand his family sold around the world to enrich the Biden family.

The Bidens and their associates raked in over $24 million from 2014 to 2019 from countries like China, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, and Kazakhstan.

Witness testimony confirms then-Vice President Biden met, spoke by phone, dined, and had coffee with his family’s foreign business associates.

President Biden has repeatedly lied to the American people about speaking with his son’s associates.

We’ve also traced how money from the Bidens’ China deals and other influence peddling schemes landed in Joe Biden’s personal bank account.

We planned to question Hunter Biden about this record of evidence during our deposition, but he blatantly defied two lawful subpoenas.

Hunter Biden’s willful refusal to comply with the Committees’ subpoenas is a criminal act.

It constitutes contempt of Congress and warrants referral to the appropriate United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution as prescribed by law.

We will not provide Hunter Biden with special treatment because of his last name.

All Americans must be treated equally under the law. And that includes the Bidens.

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